About us

At Traceable Textiles, we are a dedicated team of artisans and professionals who share a passion for crafting exquisite textiles and supporting sustainable practices. Our journey is guided by a deep commitment to quality, ethics, and innovation.

                                                        MEET THE TEAM


Shannon Nelson (she/her)

The founder of Traceable Textile has been a weaver and small business owner for over 25 years. She holds a Master Weaver designation from Olds College, a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, and has trained with renowned hand weavers from across North America and Europe to enhance her knowledge and skills. Shannon has worked for Gather Textiles as an instructor and weaving technician since 2019, and is very involved in the Edmonton Weaver’s Guild.


Kalea Turner-Beckman (she/her)

Valuable consultant and Co-founder of Traceable Textiles. She is a hand spinner, natural dyer, knitter and weaver with expert knowledge of breed specific wools. Studied Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews, Communication for Development at Malmö University, and is a student in the Master Spinner program at Olds College. She began her exploration into local wool as co-founder of the Alberta Yarn Project from 2014-2020, launched her own sustainable yarn brand, Luddite Yarn, in 2020, and is now in charge of wool procurement and yarn development for Traceable Textiles.


Katelin Karbonik (she/her) 

MA is a dress historian, artist, and natural dyer responsible for bringing vibrant and sustainable colour to our textiles. With a deep understanding of the history and chemistry of natural dyes, Katelin strives to create beautiful, long-lasting hues with a commitment to environmentally and socially responsible dyeing processes.Her other work encompasses caring for textiles-based museum collections as well as sewing for film and theatre. Her art practice connects all these skills and seeks to better understand social and environmental relationships through the making process.


Barbara Rahal (she/her) 

Is a professional photographer and multi talented artist, she is our Social Media Manager, responsible for sharing our passion and creations with the world. With her keen eye for aesthetics and a deep appreciation for the art of textiles, Barbara ensures that our story and products resonate with our online community.

Kylie Boychuck (she/her) 

Kylie has a rich background in textiles, with a family tradition in quilting that includes handcrafted works from four generations. Kylie brings a unique set of skills, she is not only a very talented weaver, she is also a spinner  and she is currently advancing her skills through the Master Spinners Program at Old College.

Our Mission:

At Traceable Textiles, our mission is to blend tradition with innovation, crafting 100% wool textiles that are not only beautiful but also environmentally and socially responsible. We are committed to using our expertise to create products that meet the highest standards of quality while ensuring ethical and sustainable practices at every step of our journey.

From our dedicated team of artisans to our unwavering commitment to sustainability, Traceable Textiles is your trusted partner in the world of handwoven textiles. We look forward to sharing our passion and creations with you, and we invite you to join us on this exciting journey. Thank you for choosing us as your source for exceptional wool textiles.